November 15th, 2005

Pennies for a rainy day

I wrote a letter, she should have got it yesterday...

There's a funny thing about cable...the more channels you have, the less diverse your viewing. I think this is supported by the number of stations that run the same programming. Law and Order is constantly on, if not on NBC, than on TNT. Seinfeld is syndicated on at least 2 stations, as is Friends, CSI, and Everybody Loves Raymond. Sex and the City replays on at least 3.

With all the choices out there, we flock to the shows we are used to and that we have often already seen. I watch reruns of Friends, Will & Grace, and M*A*S*H...and many are new to me, but there are a great deal that I have already seen.

Even with digital cable and TiVo, I rarely take a chance with a new show, or even a movie. I find myself watching things that I already have seen, or even OWN. I watch reruns of CSI all the time...but I own all 4 seasons on DVD. Why?

With my recent discovery of HBO, I have attempted to break my shell. Though it started with Empire Records (a movie I have seen a dozen times, and own) and tonight Sideways (ibis), after Sideways came Spanglish, a movie I had never seen, and though I was mildly interested, I thought they would fuck up a good idea with a bad plot. Overall, I didn't think it was too bad. I even liked it. Adam Sandler isn't a great actor by any means, but he is usually a man of few words which gives him a certain honesty that is very appealing and relatable. I like that it didn't have a so-called "happy" ending, and I especially like that the mom (Tea Leoni) was nuts and the root of the problems of both the daughter and the husband. It made my cynical side happy. And at the same time, my "I love fairy tales, butterflies and unicorns" side was sated with the more-than-friendship relationship between Adam Sandler and the housekeeper. Nice mix.

So, I'm expanding my horizons by not watching something I have already seen a billion times (though that doesn't mean I will stop watching Law & Order, CSI, or Friends) but I will try to cut back.

Final note, my computer is still amazing. Rrowr!

[LiveJournal's spell-checker doesn't think "relatable" is a word. I believe it I correct?]
  • Current Music
    Jane - Barenaked Ladies

She'll tell you she's an orphan, after you meet her family...

Last night at dinner, my mother gave me $20. This can fund the following combination:

- One morning trip to Starbucks (grande coffee and a muffin)
- My weekly Wednesday Chipotle dinner
- A movie at the Regal (or more than one if I hop)

I'm cashing in on the Starbucks this morning...'cause I like coffee and I don't want to wait until Thursday. I don't "wait" well. Perhaps you've noticed with the number of times I updated about the whereabouts of my new computer...

As a final note, it's kinda hard getting used to a big computer with a full keyboard and mouse after using my uber-tiny laptop. On that I don't have to move my arms, my wrists and fingers can find everything from that one position. I can get to the keys and tracking pad, and that's all I ever needed. I've even gotten really good at using shortcut keys. In fact, I use them for everything. Control, option, and command are my favorite keys. My arms are certainly getting a workout now.

When I get back from classes, I'm going to install The Sims 2, which should run like a dream. Hee hee!
  • Current Music
    She Talks to Angels - The Black Crowes

Now I'm not saying you treated me unkind. You could've done better, but I don't mind...

Is anyone else super excited for the new season of "Project: Runway"?

I totally watched it religiously last year and it rocked so hard. Then today in my Art as Interface class, we finished watching the Isaac Mizrahi documentary Unzipped and it made me even more excited. I am probably the least fashionable person I know, but I love fashion shows. Odd? Probably.

Also, does anyone know what the "XP" of Windows XP stands for? Because in Christianity, XP (Chi Rho) is the symbol for Jesus Christ. Coincidence or conspiracy? Your call.
  • Current Music
    Don't Think Twice - Bree Sharp (cover of Bob Dylan)